1890 Rare Book ~ Milton's Paradise Lost illustrated by Gustave Dore.
Author: Milton, John (author); Henry C. Walsh (editor); Gustave Dore (illustrator).
Title: Milton's Paradise Lost Illustrated by Gustave Doré.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus, no date (circa 1890).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 12 " X 9.5 ".
Pages: vi-319 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated full cloth binding, all edges gilt (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the numerous wonderful full-page illustrations by Gustave Doré.
The book: Rare, nice, and attractively illustrated edition of Milton's Paradise Lost. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood.
The author: John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.
The illustrator: Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood-engraving.
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